for Bill Kloefkom

In the July hot smelly horse manure dust
out behind old man Mooney’s barn
that sits just at the outskirts of the town
Lester comes upon the treasure for which
he kept his eyes close to the ground
and searched for half the summer:
a yellowed tag of a corner of a page
of  Police Gazette ! And there, on the cover
in blushing faded pink,
caught in the hand of some sort of
nasty villain Lester hates who holds
a blood-dripping knife high in the air, is the semi-
almost naked nearly bare-ass tit
of some silently screaming woman—
and more! inside! Inside the barn
Lester smells the hay sweet smell and
dust almost enough to make him vomit
and the dark makes it hard